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    Can You Identify This Bike?

    Hello, I have won this bike for a while, but I have no information about it.
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    I don't know the make, but it looks like a lower level bike from the early '70s or older with a replacement fork.

    is the thru-top tube cable routing stock? or is that a d.i.y. job? that wasn't seen much until the mid-late '80s.

    i'd be tempted to keep the cottered crank and make it a fixed/ss, but with a better front brake caliper.
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    Lantus is apparently an Argentinian builder/retailer of bikes of mostly inexpensive levels. The proof is in the mass: how much does it weigh?
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    Looks like an interesting and unique bike. What components are on it out of curiosity? Looks like simplex shift leavers (or some that look like simplex)

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    Love it. Truly off the radar. An odd ball collectible. Let it be what it is.
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    I don't necessarily believe that it's a low level bike, but possibly a mid or better level older bike. That looks like a 3spd freewheel and I couldn't tell you when they stopped using those. 30's or 40's maybe, just guessing. The lugs look like they've been thinned, which means that they've received some meticulous handwork. And as has been noted already, the brake cable has been routed thru the top tube, that wasn't done on just any bike.

    Also the derailleur hanger seems to be oddly placed, like it isn't original to the bike. Once upon a time there were derailleurs that clamped to the chainstay, near where the cable stop is mounted, does it look as if there are wear marks in the paint where something was once clamped?

    Are any of the components branded? Stem, headset, crankset, handlebars, derailleurs and shifters, brakes, hubs, freewheel, brake levers. If any of the parts can be dated it might help in researching the bike.

    Of course, I'm just speculating, it may just be a real old clunker. But I wouldn't be in a hurry to change anything on it till I knew one way or the other.
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    Lanus is a neighborhood in Argentina, where the bicycle was bought in the 80's and the sticker of the front tube is this bike, I know the frame is chromoly, weighs around 11 kg, because it has many parts of iron

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    I did not understand all your questions, because I do not understand English very well,crank: zeusbrakes: bertolaStem: ferracutiheadset: Giant robetbrake calipers: special diniby the numbering of the painting I discovered that it is from the 60'ssorry for english: google translate
    I did not understand all your questions, because I do not understand English very well,crank: zeusbrakes: bertolaStem: ferracutiheadset: Giant robetbrake calipers: special diniby the numbering of the painting I discovered that it is from the 60'ssorry for english: google translate

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